OEAI Registration and Schedule

OEAI Registration
Registration for Fall 2023 closes on October 31, 2023 .

Note: Students cannot register themselves. Individual departments register eligible graduate students via an online registration system. The link is included under "Information for Department Contacts".

OEAI Test Cycle

  • The OEAI is administered throughout each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
  • First-time examinees are scheduled during the first half of the exam period. Re-tests are scheduled backwards from the end of the semester to allow for enough time to finish ESL course work or tutoring.
  • Students should let their departments know any general scheduling preferences before being registered for the OEAI.
Testing Period Registration opens Interview Dates Eligible Students
Fall Late August Early October through December All graduate students
January (limited) December During pre-semester orientation week, before Graduate Academy Incoming graduate students considered for Spring TA appointments (first-time test-takers)
Spring February Early March through May All graduate students
Summer 1 Late April Late May and June First time OEAI test-takers being considered for Summer 2 or Fall TA appointments
Summer 2 Early June July and early August

All graduate students

Not elligible: students who did not achieve a passing score in the OEAI in Summer 1

Pre-Fall (limited) June One week prior to Graduate Academy

Priority given to students who are being considered for Fall TA appointments.

Not elligible: students who did not achieve a passing score in the OEAI in Summer.